The committee on Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Increase Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) is again offering Faculty Recruitment Workshops for faculty members with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts (e.g., search committee chairs and members, and other key faculty). These workshops are designed to provide them both with background information and concrete advice about practices that make searches more successful (in producing diverse candidate pools and hiring the candidates you want to attract). Faculty members planning to attend a session must register to reserve a space.
Six identical workshops are scheduled for this fall term; these six workshops are open to all faculty serving on search committees. The seventh workshop (scheduled for Monday, November 7) is only open to faculty who have previously attended a STRIDE Faculty Recruitment Workshop. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
- Tuesday, September 27, 12:00-2:00 pm, Michigan League (Koessler Room)
- Thursday, October 6, 8:30-10:30 am, Michigan Union (Anderson ABC)
- Thursday, October 13, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Palmer Commons (Great Lakes Central)
- Wednesday, October 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Pierpont Commons (Boulevard Room)
- Wednesday, October 26, 8:30 - 10:30 am, Lurie Engineering Center (Johnson Rooms)
- Friday, November 4, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Michigan League (Kalamazoo Room)
- Monday, November 7, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Michigan League (Koessler Room; only faculty who have previously attended a Faculty Recruitment Workshop can attend this one)
The ADVANCE Program began in January 2002 as a five-year, NSF-funded project promoting institutional transformation with respect to women faculty in science and engineering fields. The program has since expanded to promote other kinds of diversity among faculty in all fields. The ADVANCE Program aims to improve the University of Michigan's campus environment in four general areas:
- Recruitment - focuses on development and use of equitable recruiting practices
- Retention - focuses on preemptive strategies to prevent the loss of valued faculty
- Climate - focuses on improvement of departmental climate
- Leadership - focuses on support for development of leadership skills and opportunities as well as on support for development of skills among all academic leaders to encourage supportive climates